America’s Involvement in Malcolm X’s Black Movement Essay

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One man’s life can be the foundation for many and America is a prime example. A great number of historical events and leaders determined her history in some form; whether the impact be a subsequent form events or just a small change, they are all significant. Malcolm X, one of the founding fathers of the Civil Rights Movement, had numerous impacts on America. Some may argue whether or not his presence helped the fight against equality; the fact remains his involvement created controversy that struck every part of the nation and is a cause of America’s current history. Malcolm X’s nationalistic movement urges separation through self-defense in the Black community created by his rhetoric and speeches resulting in the public’s confusion …show more content…
He had true hatred for White America which exploited into a Black movement. Malcolm X’s plan was to instill this idea of Black Nationalism amongst the African-American community which was basically the concept of a separate nation within America. “Just as it took nationalism to remove colonialism from Asia and Africa, it will take Black Nationalism today to remove colonialism”(Malcolm X) from the backs of the oppressed convincing many blacks that they were still slaves and the only way to be truly free is through nationalism. Malcolm X wanted to separate Black America so they could become self-empowered and establish their own economy. “The White man is too intelligent to let someone else come and gain control of the economy of his community but, you will let anybody come in and control the economy of your community” (Malcolm X). He urged Blacks to own, operate, and control the economy in their community. This was Malcolm X’s philosophy which was the central idea of his movement; to educate the people in “the importance of knowing that when you spend your dollar out of the community in which you live, the community in which you spend your money becomes richer and richer… the community out of which you take your money becomes poorer and poorer” (Malcolm X). Inevitably what happens is the community in which the money is taken out off becomes a slum which blatantly happened during this time and currently today. In his speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” he elaborated on

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